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Cubs President Theo Epstein Backing Clinton: Report

Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein and his family reportedly attended a fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee Thursday night, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

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    Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein and his family reportedly attended a fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee Thursday night, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

    During the event, Epstein reportedly cut a personal check to Clinton’s campaign. The former Secretary of State was in Chicago Thursday for a pair of fundraisers Thursday, including the “Lawyers for Hillary” event that Epstein attended.

    Additionally, Laura Ricketts, the daughter of Cubs owners Joseph and Marlene Ricketts, reportedly attended a separate Clinton fundraiser Thursday evening at the downtown home of Rishi Shah, the CEO of ContextMedia, the Sun-Times reports. The prominent LGBTQ activist previously hosted a big-ticket Clinton fundraiser in July.

    Earlier this month, it was announced that Joseph and Marlene Ricketts are now backing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and plan to put money into his campaign, NBC News reported.

    This comes after the Ricketts spent $5.5 million on negative advertising against Trump during the Republican primaries, the Chicago Tribune reported.

    In response, Trump sent a veiled threat to the family in February.

    “I hear the Rickets [sic] family, who own the Chicago Cubs, are secretly spending $’s against me,” Trump tweeted. “They better be careful, they have a lot to hide.”

    Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts, the son of Joseph and Marlene Rocketts, responded later that month.

    “It’s a little surreal when Donald Trump threatens your mom,” he told reporters at the time. “The fact is, whether it’s my mom or my dad on his Ending Spending stuff or my sister on marriage equality or my brothers and what they do or what we do with the team, we’re pretty much an open book."

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